ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan. For those hired into an RN position prior to January 1, 2009, it is encouraged to obtain a BSN. Certification in the specialty area of practice is also encouraged. For those hired into an RN position after January 1, 2009, it is required to obtain a BSN within ten years of their start date as an RN. Certification in the specialty area of practice is strongly encouraged. For those hired into an RN position after January 1st, 2015, it is required to obtain a BSN within 5 years of start date Experience in the clinical area in which application has been made is desirable. Is a self-directed professional with the ability to make independent judgments directing patient care. Demonstrates ability in using the computer with Windows format preferred. ORGANIZATION Accountable to the Unit Manager or designee of the assigned patient care unit; ultimately accountable for the practice of nursing to the Vice President, Patient Care Services. Provides direction to and supervision of LPNs, Techs, Clerks, Nursing Assistants, and/or other categories as needed. Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the Patient Care Team. Age of Patients Served is dependent on the specific populations cared for on the Unit. SPECIFIC DUTIES Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare. Promotes personal and patient safety. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times. Follows Scope and Standards of Practice from American Nurses Association as listed below. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Supports the mission statement of Munson Healthcare (MHC), Munson Medical Center (MMC) AND Munson Nursing: Munson Healthcare and its partners work together to provide superior quality and promote community health. STANDARDS OF PRACTICE Assessment: Collects health data in a systematic and ongoing manner involving the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate. Determines the priority of data collection based on the patient’s immediate condition or needs. Documents relevant data in a retrievable form. Diagnosis: Derives diagnoses from the assessment data. Validates with the patient, family, and/or other healthcare providers and documents. Identification of Outcomes: Involves the patient, family, and other healthcare providers in formulating outcomes from the diagnosis that are individualized and includes a time estimate for attainment. Determines outcomes that are culturally appropriate, realistic, attainable and measurable. Documents expected outcomes as measurable goals. Planning: Individualizes a plan of care with the patient, family, and other health care providers that prescribe interventions to attain expected outcomes. Develops a plan of care that establishes priorities, provides for continuity, and is documented. Implementation: Implements the plan of care in a safe, timely, and appropriate manner and documents interventions. Coordinates and collaborates in care delivery. Employs health teaching and health promotion strategies. Evaluation: Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes and includes the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate. Documents the patient’s responses to the interventions.
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